maybe "rag" is short for ragged edges.
I saw the technique here...Rag quilt basics but had not yet made one until....
my friend, Charlotte gave me a box of flannel scraps that just begged to be made into a quilt. So I did it!
|Squares were cut; top, inner and back|
|The blue check will be top, white is inner layer, yellow is back.|
|Each group of 3 layers is sewn to a neighbor group with exposed seams on the top side!|
|The back of the quilt will be smooth.|
|All the seams will be snipped.|
|All the snips will be frayed.|
|An old, clean toothbrush helps remove some of the lint BEFORE the first wash.|
|To do all those snips you will need the best tools... and these are not it!|
These are the best!
Spring loaded, self opening snips... borrowed from my friend, Sharon, a professional quilter were the best way to snip... but be prepared to do a lot of snipping.
|My thank you gift to Sharon... a pouch for her snips.|
Several squares sewn together form a row and all the rows sewn together form the quilt.
|Back of quilt|
|Front of quilt after washing and drying once.|